There is no "kind of" in my mind.
She made a threat against your horse, period!! Veiled, but it was indeed a threat.. The problem is she could do a lot of damage to your horse, permanent forever damage...
You now have the ball in your court...act upon it, run with it and slam dunk the brat.
Clue in your BO as you have nothing against her.
Then call the police and file a report that the kid was caught with your horses equipment and in his personal stall she has no business being in. She does not work for the BO so has no justifiable reason to touch your horse who is private property.
She was told "Hand off" and has not complied.
Take your tack home till this is resolved. Better to be inconvenienced than have it damaged or taken, yes stolen.
If this kid is sneaky enough to take your horse and ride him without permission she is sneaky enough to take your equipment and lie to others as to why she has it...protect yourself now before something happens you regret.
It is past due time for this "child" to have a wake-up call that she is not allowed to do as she pleases with others possessions,...yes that is YOUR HORSE...he is privately owned.
That goes for her mommy & daddy too..wake-up call that maybe they need to be more active in their daughters activities and where-abouts as they are legally responsible for what she indeed does...
I agree I would also be looking for a new barn for a move in on February 1st...
If the BO doesn't do something and in a hurry she may have a exodus of boarders who now also fear their horses and equipment may meet with the same issues...
IF the BO tells these people to move "NOW" and enforces that out you go, then the issue is resolved, otherwise resolve it in your favor and leave.
You have been there a long time, but under these circumstances the safety of your horse and tack takes precedence over comfort of a place you are use to being in...
BTW... it is illegal to lock a horse in their stall, even if done by the owner.
A pasture/paddock yes it can be locked.
A barn/stall, no...against the law in most every state. You even as the owner can be in serious trouble for the padlock...
I agree with you about the wake up calls. As far as a police report what would that give me? Just scaring the kid straight? Cause since technically I am still a minor (almost 18) id have to go through my parents as well. (Who are mad too, so I'm sure they'd have no problem).
But the threat is scary, if something happened to my horse I don't know what I'd do. So I will talk that over with my parents and see what they think.
Thank you for telling me the lock on the stall was a bad idea, I had the BO take it off when another poster told me of the hazards.
And also, I have been looking at other barns in the area and have told one my situation, and they said if I need to move suddenly for any reason I can move there.
My god, this whole situation is infuriating.
Might as well go check my email for a response from the parents.... Posted via Mobile Device